Angel Cabrera took four months off from the PGA tour to deal with a series of dental surgeries and a wrist problem. A total of 10 dental implants were placed by a Houston oral surgeron, Dr. Steve Koo. Angel needs to have one that did not take (osseointegrate) replaced later this year. The dental implants, all replacing molar teeth, have been tough on Cabrera. Following last autumn’s BMW Championship, Cabrera decided to shut it down for four months to get his dental issues addressed.Read More
There’s a new player in the field of athletic mouthguards, and by experience standards, they are no underdog! Triumphant Athletics Group, Inc. is introducing a new product line, AgilityGuard, based on the Chan-Optimized Bite™. I doubt that most of us have ever said the words “technologically advanced” and “mouthguard” in the same sentence, but the AgilityGuard is changing that as we speak.Read More
A soccer fan had a brush with fame when he was filmed cleaning his teeth during a soccer match.
Some years ago a young boy growing up in the Dominican Republic dreamed of becoming a big league baseball player. But the young dreamer and his family were immersed in poverty, an obstacle almost too great to overcome.Read More
The Injury Surveillance System (ISS) was developed in 1982 by the NCAA to provide current and reliable data on injury trends in intercollegiate athletics. ISS collects data on all types of injuries related to sports participation, including dental trauma. Injury data is collected yearly from a representative sample of member institutions, and the resulting data summaries are reviewed by the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports.Read More
Do athletic mouthguards have a role in reducing the incidence and severity of cerebral concussion in sports?
This is a controversial question now being asked by the sporting world, especially for high-impact sports such as hockey and football. The apparent increase in concussion rates has led to claims by dentists and over-the-counter sports mouthguard suppliers regarding the use and effectiveness of athletic mouthguards in reducing concussions. Numerous minor hockey leagues have introduced mouthguard rules as a possible result of concussion, rather than dental concerns.Read More
The health complications of being overweight, such as increased risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, have long been reported. Health care professionals often urge patients to manage their weight and strive to get physical exercise each day to achieve and maintain overall health. And now, researchers have now uncovered another benefit of maintaining a fit lifestyle: healthy teeth and gums.Read More